Be the change that you wish to see in the world. —Mahatma Ghandi
Zeta engages communities by raising awareness on key issues, promoting voter registration and mobilization, building relationships with elected officials, and encouraging qualified women and minorities to pursue community leadership positions.
Get Engaged provides chapters with a strategic framework to foster citizen engagement and strengthen relationships among the community, elected officials, law enforcement and educators. The initiative is implemented in a series of programs focused on criminal justice, media diversity, public policy, civic engagement and Social Action Alerts. Programming efforts are within the outlined timeframe:
Criminal Justice • Establishing trust between the criminal justice system and the communities served to ensure public safety is a civil and human right for all. Omicron Omicron Zeta Chapter conducts Law Enforcement Workshops and distributes informational flyers to the community in collaboration with the NAACP, NOBLE and NOBWLE.
Media Diversity • Examining the state of African American images in media, its impacts on public perception and policy, and the role that we play in driving change. Educating youth on media literacy. The chapter conducts social media workshops to local middle and high school students.
Women, Politics and Public Policy • Educating our chapter members and communities on current policy proposals, and how these proposals could be implemented. Chapter members annually attend the Zeta Day on the Hill. The chapter continues to make the community aware of policy issues concerning Heart Disease, Preterm Births, Domestic and Sexual Violence, Breast Cancer, Lupus, and Foster Care.
Get Out the Vote (GOTV) – Civic Engagement • Raising awareness for political, educational, social and economic issues to increase engagement among African Americans in the democratic process. Conduct voter advocacy, registration and education. The chapter conducts voter registration drives and collects signatures from voters who pledge to vote on Election Day.
Social Action Alerts • Keeping the chapter and community aware of breaking social news issues and preparing advocacy requests.
Get Engaged was designed to address the underlying issues in our communities: drive individual and community engagement; empower citizens to get involved; and cultivate a culture of mutual respect in our communities. The NAACP is our primary collaborator on criminal justice and voter education, registration and protection efforts. The American Advertising Federation, Executive Mosaic Council is a key collaborator on media diversity initiatives. White Paper: “Reality TV: Entertaining, But No Laughing Matter
The Gloucester County NAACP, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)
National Organization of Black Women in Law Enforcement (NOBWLE), SERV – Gloucester County Sexual Violence Protection Coalition
American Cancer Network, March of Dimes
GET ENGAGED™ has been featured in Essence magazine
- Sister Soldiers: A Look at Black Sororities in the Black Lives Matter Movement
- For the Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Advocacy and Leadership Go Hand in Hand
Zeta Day on the Hill (Public Policy)
Zeta’s “Storm the Hill”
During the Congressional Black Caucus Week in Washington, DC